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Routine
Team member interview: Aaron Foster
September 13, 2013 - Aaron Foster

• Q: Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Aaron Foster and I am the “Lead” Artist/Designer.

• Q: What are you currently working on in Routine?

I am currently trying to figure out what “mooncrete” would look like!

• Q: What are you looking forward to when people finally play Routine?

I really want to see if the choices we have made with the design force people to care more about their actions rather than running around blindly thinking they can just reload the game.

• Q: If you could describe Routine with a single song, what would it be?

For me personally It would be the audio from this trailer for The Shining, it has such an uncomfortable overwhelming feel to it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b726feAhdU

• Q: Community Question: When is the game going to be released?

This is probably the most asked question we get, honestly we are absolutely terrible at giving an accurate time so we are trying to avoid it. Once we get closer to release we will let everyone know! (sorry I know this is a shit answer)

• Q: Community Question: Why don’t you update more?!

It just takes so much of our time away from development to do any substantial update, we also don’t want to spoil too much of a game that relies on your first experience so much.

• Q: Community Question: Will this game also be coming to consoles?

It’s a possibility but it’s also highly unlikely, if we did decide on doing a console version, it would probably be a post PC release on PS4.

• Q: Are there any games you are currently playing or looking forward to?

I am slightly disappointed with a lot of the choices they are making with Dark Souls 2, but either way, I need that in my life!

• Q: If a game of your choice could get a sequel what would it be?

Oh this is a hard question, and without really thinking deep on it i will just say ‘The Immortal’ on the Genesis, it was such an unforgiving harsh world that I would love to see more of!

• Q: Is there anything you want to say to the community?

I just want to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and kind words, I also want to say thank you for the emails, and if we have not replied to you then i am deeply sorry as its just taking so much time getting around to them all!

Also, sorry that there are no pretty pictures in this update! :(

35 Comments
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S my D Jan 30 @ 9:08pm 
My names Aaron too!! Thought i should toss that out there. (The Main Character's name Should be Aaron)
Lagtacular Dec 6, 2013 @ 8:26am 
I love the retrofuturistic look. Much better than just ploping the setting into a generic "Future"
Lard Flitry Mc. Bittershits III Oct 1, 2013 @ 1:05am 
Dude 1: I really want to show this opening of the shining, I think It will go a long way to conveying that feeling we are going for...

Dude 2: Why don't you just introduce it by way of a "question" posed in a "Q&A" session.

Dude 1: No wonder you make the big bucks, that is freaking brilliant! So, assuming you were asking questions in a Q&A session, how would you pose the question?

Dude 2: Oh, I'd just be straight forward about it, something like;
"Q: If you could describe Routine with a single song, what would it be?"

Dude 1: Oh, wow! Dude I think I just got the chills... that's so weird, because that is exactly, and I mean exactly, what I would say.

Dude 2: Yeeeahhh...
Lard Flitry Mc. Bittershits III Oct 1, 2013 @ 1:05am 
Dude 1: So, assuming you were answering questions in a Q&A session, how would you pose the answer?

Dude 2: Oh, I'd just be straight forward about that as well. I'd just say;
"For me personally It would be the audio from this trailer for The Shining, it has such an uncomfortable overwhelming feel to it", or something to that extent.

Dude 1: Dude two, you read my mind.

A week later, the with the Steam Q&A looming in 16 hours

Dude 1: So... assuming you were answering questions, and you said, and I quote "For me personally It would be the audio from this trailer for The Shining, it has such an uncomfortable overwhelming feel to it" how would you link to a trailer for The Shining?

Dude 2: FFS Bro, I did the Q&A lastnight.

Dude 1: Oh yeah, I thought it was Tuesday. Anyway, I don't see what that has to do with my question...

Dude 2: Brah, It IS Tuesday.

Dude 1: Oh snap, its ladies night at Red Robin, gotta go!
Catfish Shotgun Sep 22, 2013 @ 2:59pm 
A scene similar to something from 2:22 to 2:36 would be pretty awesome, especially with the Oculus Rift :)
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/620370
8-Bit Sep 18, 2013 @ 2:10am 
Shut Up And Take My Money!
He_Is_Legend Sep 17, 2013 @ 8:47am 
what are some of the "disappointing choices" they are making for Dark Souls 2?
[Moff]! Sep 17, 2013 @ 3:35am 
We will wait as long as you need to finish this wndrful game:)
Maddphat Sep 16, 2013 @ 8:53pm 
Oh my god! You're alive! Can't wait for the release! Keep up the hard work!
║─║ Sep 16, 2013 @ 1:25pm 
Well I can wait at least, I've got time. Im perfectly fine if someone needs to take their time to make a game exactly the way they intend to. Thats not to say that I'm rather excited about it too.